Passive Components ready to be used with Products according to Article 2 of directive 2011/65/EU
The new RoHS II Directive (Directive 2011/65/EU) went into effect on January 3, 2013, thus replacing RoHS I (Directive 2002/95/EC). This directive was published on July 1, 2011, under the official designation, “Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of June 8, 2011, OJ No. L 174/88.”
There are a few changes for manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) under RoHS II. The important differences between RoHS I and RoHS II are in the following areas:
2. Restriction of new substances
4. Coherence with other EU legislation
So far no additional substance restrictions had been added compared to 2002/95/EC; even the exemptions are unchanged.
Affected categories of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE):
Like the preceding RoHS regulation, the RoHS II Directive does not apply to components. Nevertheless, TDK Electronics Group provides products – according to the TDK Electronics Group list of products that are RoHS II compatible – that are ready to be used with EEE of the categories mentioned above.
Other countries outside the European Union have either implemented regulations similar to RoHS II or are planning to do so. In China, for example, the »Administration on the Control of Pollution Caused by Electronic Information Products« (ACPEIP) went into effect on March 1, 2007.